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    Default Re: Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    This time of year I got lots of baby birds and baby rodents in my skimmers. Since I check my baskets every morning, I know whatever is in there hasn't been there for long. I usually just put a couple of gallons of bleach in and go swimming.

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    Default Re: Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    yeah Tom that's what I'm going to do. I put in a gallon of 12.5% and a bag of dichlor. I'm going to keep it around 5 or 6 for a while and I look every day to see if I got any more dead animals in there. I also tested some bleach my wife buys with a method Watermom gave the site (thanks Watermom), its only 4% but now I know what it is. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE I found Safeway has their brand for 3.25 a gallon and its 8.25 %. We don't have a Menards here so that's a find.
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    Default Re: Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    I would not let possums in even if they shower and wear bathing suits!
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    lol Carl the possum society yep it exists told me to put in a towel in my skimmer so they could climb out. If I find one more in there that's what I'm going to do along with 2 more gallons and keep it above 5.0 daily
    13000 gallon fiberglass, variable speed pump, cartridge filter, chlorine sanitized ,k-2006, also daily 5 item check ( ch, ph,ta,)
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    Default Re: Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlD View Post
    I would not let possums in even if they shower and wear bathing suits!
    Of course if they bring some beer it might be a different story.

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    Default Re: Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    Hey, wait a minute, Tom. If the party is at your house today AND you're gonna invite possums, I'm not coming!

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